The above is all I have left of the portrait of a friend in Shropshire; it was the first of several preliminary drawings.
I reluctantly accepted the commission, and the whole job took me about 4 months to complete. The finished work was very rich in pre-raphaelite type colours. The mug later became a willow pattered cup and saucer, and her hands became covered with white stitched gloves.
The painting was stolen from the sitter's home about two years after I'd delivered it.
It could now be anywhere; even destroyed maybe. If anyone spots it somewhere, please let me know. My friend desperately wants it back.